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The Best Articles of the Week – 06/24/16

Food for Thought:

  1. Economist – A tragic splitHow to minimise the damage of Britain’s senseless, self-inflicted blow.
  2. NYTimes – The Marriage That Led to the Russian Track Team’s Olympic Ban. A doping track star and an anti-doping officer get married, nearly divorce, then blow the whistle on Russia’s state-run cheating.
  3. Tennessean – Nashville renters struggle to make leap to homeownership
  4. WSJ – After Fleeing the Nazis, a Legacy That Won’t Run Dry.  The frugal couple bumped into young Warren Buffett. Now they’ve left millions to Israeli water research.
  5. Racked – All the Arty Ways That Important Writers Have Described Kim Kardashian.  How do serious journalists attempt to interact and comment upon the artifice that is the tabloid star?
Business/Economics:

  1. NYTimes – Can Apple Think Outside the Device?
  2. NewYorker – The Surprising Relevance of the Baltic Dry Index
  3. MercerCap – Marking Illiquid Investments in Liquid Funds.  An inside look at Fidelity’s venture portfolio.  “Without Uber, the overall return on the venture portfolio decreases from 9.2% to negative 7.8%.”
  4. BHI – Calculating the Return on Incremental Capital Investments “Leaving the question of price aside, the best business to own is one that over an extended period can employ large amounts of incremental capital at very high rates of return.” – Warren Buffett
  5. CIO – ‘Multi-Asset’ Means Overcharging for Beta, Says Consultant  The dynamic asset allocation capabilities that make multi-asset funds unique have so far detracted from fund returns, according to Willis Towers Watson.
Culture/Tech/Science:

  1. TU – Stop hating LeBron: Enough.  The biggest blocked shot in Finals history cements a legacy beyond hoops
  2. Slate – Stephen Curry, for 4!  The 3-pointer is old news. Here’s where the NBA should put the 4-point line.
  3. GP – The Argument for an Electric Formula One
  4. Hodinkee – Inside Nicola Bulgari’s Personal Collection Of 100-Plus Vintage American Automobiles
  5. 538 – The Weird World Of Expensive Wine

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